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Chapter 5 -- Studying Light > Artificial Light - Pg. 63

· · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Chapter 5: Studying Light Note: To demonstrate this "relative" effect, my college stage lighting class once aimed all the lights in the theater at a single spot on the stage floor. It was a blinding 200,000 watts of light. Nobody in the class was capable of standing in the lit spot and looking up at the lights. At about 3 p.m., the sun would pass by an open shutter, allowing the sunlight to shine on that same spot. The sunlight cut through the stage lights like a hot knife through butter, clearly demonstrating that the stage lights we thought were so bright were, in fact, not. Starlight Starlight is very similar to moonlight except that it is usually lower intensity, it is usually either white or steel blue in color, and it does not cast hard shadows being, by nature, a rather large source like skylight or cloud light. The best way to understand starlight (or any light) is to go out into it and look around. You'll see soft shadows and gentle, very low